UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Eye Protection
  1. Most important:  Use eye protection.
  2. Choose proper eye protection from chart below
  3. Store eye protection in a clean and sanitary fashion
  4. Replace eye protection if damaged.

RECOMMENDED EYE PROTECTION DEVICES

OPERATION
HAZARD
RECOMMENDED EYE PROTECTION
General Categories –Chipping, hammering, drilling, sanding, chiseling, shaping, and compressed air
Flying particles, sparks
Safety spectacles equipped with attached side shields or impact goggles - for severe exposure add face shield.
Lubricating, spray painting, steam or solvent cleaning
Grease, oil, hot steam, mist splashing material
Chemical goggles - for severe exposure add face shield.
Battery service – jumping and servicing
Acid splashing, explosion
Safety spectacles equipped with attached side shields  - for severe exposure add chemical goggles and/or face shield.
Carpentry , Construction, Woodworking
Flying nails, Stock kickback, chips, dust
Safety spectacles equipped with attached side shields or impact goggles - for severe exposure add face shield.
Chemical Handling
Splashing, spills
Chemical goggles - for severe exposure add face shield.
Concrete , Stone, Clay, Glass & Ceramic work
Flying chip, dust
Safety spectacles equipped with attached side shields or impact goggles - for severe exposure add face shield.
Custodial – Cleaning liquids, bowl cleaners, spray cans
Hazardous chemicals, splashing
Chemical goggles - for severe exposure add face shield.
Grounds Maintenance
Mowers, leaf blowers, weed eaters, snow throwers
Safety spectacles equipped with attached side shields or impact goggles - for severe exposure add face shield.
Electrical
Electrical contact, arcing, sparks
Non-conductive, Industrial spectacles equipped with attached side shields - for severe exposure add face shield.
Laser
High intensity radiation
Specific special protection is required for each type of high intensity radiation
Metal Work –  e.g. drilling, grinding, bending, sawing, snipping, soldering,
Flying particles
Safety spectacles equipped with attached side shields or impact goggles - for severe exposure add face shield.
Painting – coating, spraying & related operations
Spraying, splashing, spilling
Safety spectacles equipped with attached side shields - for severe exposure add face shield.
Welding – Electric arc, inert gas
Welding flash, flying sparks and flux Welding helmet over safety spectacles equipped with attached side shields, or impact goggles
Gas welding, brazing and cutting
Flying sparks and metal
Welding goggles over safety spectacles equipped with attached side shields, or impact goggles

Examples of Recommended Eye Protection

Eye Protection SideshieldsSafety Glasses with Side Shields

Eye Protection Impact GogglesImpact Goggles

Eye Protection Chemistry GogglesChemical Goggles

Eye Protection Welding GogglesWelding Goggles

Eye Protection Welding Mask Welding Helmet

Eye Protection Face ShieldFace Shield


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Risk Management
Email: Connie Smith, MS
Phone: 715-425-3344
Fax: 715-425-4980
25H North Hall

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